The Seventh Wish

Saatvin Khwahish

27 mins
7.6 / 10 (28)


Rekhti poetry was written from the early 18th to late 19th century Islamic cities of Lucknow and Delhi. It explicitly talked about the desires of women. Were those desires real? The Seventh Wish looks at the denounced Rekhti poetry through its survivors – Jinns and desires.

MUBI's take

With its gaze firmly set on the day-to-day routines and shared camaraderie of women, this imaginative short explores the politics of representation through the lens of Rekhti—an overlooked style of feminist Urdu poetry that powerfully voices women’s needs and desires.

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